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ETSU Spring Race - Nationals Qualifier

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  1. tbird0216 New Member

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    We are putting this race on again for 2012. I hope the weekend we chose will work with everyone, I tried to look online for any conflicting gravity races and found none. Just like last year this will be a nationals qualifying race and to clear up any confusion this means that you need to place in the top 15 in your age group (20-29,30-39, etc). This year we are only doing DH and dual slalom. ETSU made us tear down any wooden structure over 2 feet off the ground so our dh start deck and 4x gate are currently torn down. But we are working on getting a nice pneumatic gate for the 4x course in the future.

    I also put a winner takes all pump track type of competition for after slalom if people want to stay, grill some hotdogs or burgers and ride the pump track and dirt jumps. We are open to suggestions for what this pump track race should consist of so throw around some ideas. If you have any questions about the race just ask away.

    Here is the race flyer: ETSUnationalsqualifier.jpg
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  2. dirtyjungle New Member

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    Any camp grounds close by?
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    You can count on Team BGB-Mountain Khakis being there. There might be an opp for us to donate some prizes.... shoot me a PM and we can talk.
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    Love the ETSU races. Wish you guys would do more through the year. You guys should hook up with other schools(like Lindsey Wilson) and offer a non-collegiate series. It would raise some money for the collegiate teams and give us southern slalom racers a series:thumb:
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    Great news. I love that slalom!
    Thanks for putting it on again.
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    Just scheduled a weekend vacation during the wife's spring break last night and was biting the bullet not knowing when this race would be. Got it wrong last year and missed out.

    Got it right this year. I'll be there with bells on. Maybe bring the girls and let them throw rocks at the competition.
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    Can I be a filler competitor for the dual slalom and pump track events? I'll pay the fee but won't place. I just want to ride that dual slalom again.
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    there arent any campgrounds close by but we have had others camp at the slalom course with no issues. no fires or adult beverages within view of campus police though is all we ask.
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    we might be able to work out some sort of bracket where someone is put out of the race they can race someone else who is out of the race just for bragging rights. similar to a set up with a losers bracket. that way you dont put someone out of the race who is trying to qualify for nationals.

    the pump track event is free game, racers, non-racers, grandmothers, kids...
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    PM sent back at ya, let me know how we can help.

    Thanks!

    Jay
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    nice, an event I can just ride my bike to
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    The girls round robin softball tournament's work like that. Loser moves to the elimination bracket. Double elimination would be cool, but only in either small brackets for low turnout groups of 6-8.
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    Special thanks to Team Billy Goat Bikes/Mountain Khakis for providing some of the prizes for our Cat 1,2,3 racers!
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    Glad we are able to help out. Can't wait!
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    Can the DH course be riden on days other than the race day? I was thinking about coming up the day before the race to do some riding.
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    All of the courses can be ridden at any time. in the next few weeks we will start getting the courses ready to race.
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    How far from Asheville is the race?
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    1 hour or less.
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    preregistration will be up as soon as bikereg approves it. here is the website: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15860

    the discount should be applied at checkout for racing both events.
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    Sweet, Thanks Thomas!!!! We will spread the word. Looking forward to it.
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    April 14th...my shoulder will be healed up good...or hurt again? and fresh off of Easter weekend building marital goodwill/tranquility
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    I'll be there!!!!
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    Have my USAC license in my pocket ready to go. Cat 3 50-59 Whoo-hoo!
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    Oh boy, Randy and Clealan are going!

    I need to renew our licenses before I forget.
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    Renewed mine before the Beech slalom hoping I could make that. This will do just fine.
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    Anybody driving from FL and want to car pool? I have a few extra seats and might bring a trailer depending on how many want to go.
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    Will I be able to purchase a license at the event?
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    I registered on the usa cycling site and they showed $30 for each event, cat 1-3, also didn't receive a discount. (didn't see the bik.reg thing till after registering)
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    beachbum if you will print out some sort of receipt and bring it do registration we will give you $15 back.
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    How rough/technical is the DH course? My 10 year old wants to race the jr class on his hardtail.
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    Cool, thanks for that.
    FTU, the NC coastal crew is headed up for this one! 4 guys so far!
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    Anybody???
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    If he's comfortable riding in the woods he'll be fine, the only slightly rough section is right before the finish.
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    I've never been there, so I can't offer any insight on the trail..... I have been told that it is easier than other DH trails, keyword there is "told."
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    Fairly flat with one hairy section at the bottom. Some jumps and optional drops. There should be an easy way around everything. Its pretty easy compared to most DH trails.
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    So, are you able to buy a usac license at the race? when i go online, since i've never had a license, it will only give me a cat 3 option and i was going to run cat 2.
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    ETSU also decided that the drop at the top of the course was unsafe so it is gone. We are hoping to get a jump of some sort built there before the race. This course can be ridden equally as fast on a hardtail or downhill bike.

    For those questioning, you can buy a license at the race. However, I do not know if you can automatically upgrade yourself to cat 2. you might have to do a race in cat 3, hopefully get good results, and apply for an upgrade to cat 2.
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    what about the Klunker Super D on Buffalo?
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    There is an awesome "Super D" that was built recently. Its about 4.5 miles of extremely fast single track/hiking:D...the only problem is you have to pedal up it. It has become my "go to" ride
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    Pedaling a bike is good for you.
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    So no tree drop?
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